I have been searching the boards and several Internet websites for a few days to find any professional reviews about Thermaltake SwordM VD500LBNA. It seems like a solid case, comes with a nice liquid cooling system so the case should last me few years and I should be able to OC a little more than if only using air cooling. I could care less about the looks of the case as function and performance is everything to me. I wanted to see if anyone on here uses it, pros, cons,..etc. Newegg now has a special going for it and I am about to buy it.
This will be my first system build in over 4 years, my current computer is a Dell XPS Gen2 which was great back in the day but now it cant even hold itself against $700 builds. I am still trying to catch up and read several reviews on MBs, CPUs, PSUs,.etc
This build will be mostly gaming and occasionally video editing so I am leaning a lot towards a single GX280 vs. 2 8800 in SLI (this way I am not tied up to buying an Nvidia SLI chipset MB as I read several bad reviews about it. Anyway, I will stop typing now as I still have a lot of research to do before buying anytime soon and make some people upset in here.
The case is well designed. It has cooling potential. However, the bottleneck is the crap watercooling kit that looks like BigWater with a dual-fan radiator. If the case can be sold alone w/o the co2 kit, it'd be a great case. You can throw in a pre-built co2 kit like Swiftech's: